What’s it like to live in Lewes? Read our Lewes area guide to find out more.
Well, Lewes is a beautiful country town – a mixture of the rare and charming, so typically Sussex, famous for the country’s best bonfire party. Still, it’s the one hour commute to London and mix of medieval, Georgian and Victorian houses and cottages that attract plenty of homebuyers to the area.
Lewes is a market town of small, specialist, independent retailers and on certain days, the subtle aromas wafting from Harvey’s Brewery will attract any visitor to Cliffe High Street. Bookshops, boutiques and antique centres sit alongside individual craft workshops, and the restaurants, cafes, and pubs offer delicious choices all year round with real emphasis on local produce.
Its medieval streets, old English churches and tiny twittens (a Sussex word for alleyway) allow visitors a glimpse into the true essence of bygone Lewes.